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Beta Play-by-Play Stats Now Available for Players on Hockey-Reference

Posted by Hans Van Slooten on June 5, 2014

We are beginning to release some new stats on Hockey-Reference that we are lumping together into "Play-by-Play Stats". In this initial release, we are including basic counting stats on the player level -- like Hits, Blocks, Takeaways, and Giveaways -- as well as possession stats like Corsi and Fenwick.

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We intend to provide a full introduction to all of these new stats on the site before they come out of beta, but for now take a look at this article over at Grantland. These stats come with a few of caveats, which is why they are being released as "beta":

  1. There are a few games missing from the data that we are working to remedy.
  2. This release only includes individual players. Teams and a Play Index are under development.
  3. Corsi and Fenwick numbers are not scaled to 60 minutes as is standard. These will be added in the future.
  4. The Corsi/Fenwick numbers are only provided for Even Strength situations. Other situations (e.g. SH, PP, 5-on-5 close, etc.) will be provided in the future.
  5. This data only goes back to the 2007-2008 season.

To see these new stats, simply go to a player page of someone that has played since the 2007-08 season and click on the "Additional Stats" tab in their NHL Stats table:

Additional Stats

With that in mind, we welcome any feedback and look forward to expanding this area significantly in the off-season.

 

4 Comments | Posted in Advanced Stats, Announcement, Hockey-Reference.com

2014 MLB Draft Tools

Posted by Mike Lynch on June 3, 2014

The 2014 MLB Draft begins Thursday, June 5, so here are some tools to get you ready:

Comments Off | Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Data, History

Player/Pitcher/Rookie of the Month Awards Added to Baseball-Reference.com

Posted by Mike Lynch on June 3, 2014

We're happy to announce some additions to our MLB Awards page.

You can now sort through Players of the Month, Pitchers of the Month and Rookies of the Month.

Included in each listing is a snapshot of the winner's stats for that month, as well as a link to their game log.

As a walk down memory lane (or perhaps a visit to ancient history for our younger users), check out Jeff Ballard's remarkable April of 1989, resulting in an AL Pitcher of the month award:

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That's right: 9 strikeouts in 5 games (all wins).

We hope you enjoy this new addition. Stay tuned for Players of the Week in the future

Comments Off | Posted in Announcement, Awards, Baseball-Reference.com, Data, History

KBO Stats back to 1999 – Baseball-Reference.com

Posted by sean on June 2, 2014

It's a small thing, but we are always trying to push our data as far back as possible and we've added (thanks to Brian Cartwright and Ted Turocy) Korea Baseball Organization stats back to 1999. This doesn't get us all of Seung-Yeop Lee's career stats, but pretty close.

Enjoy. Cuban stats are up next.

Korean Baseball Organization KBO Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com.

2 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Statgeekery

Team Positional Comparison Tool–in our opinion it’s pretty cool – Baseball-Reference.com

Posted by sean on May 30, 2014

Positional differences and performance by position are interesting ways to look at team performance. For instance as Phillies fan I know that CF and LF are hurting the Phillies, but just how much are they hurting relative to the league. This tool answers that question and many many more. (answer: a whole lot of hurt)

You select a year, the league and a stat, and we rank every team at each position by that stat and in some cases a summary of positions. This uses our positional splits to allot stats to positions or in some cases a prorated assignment of WAR and related stats by time played at each position. Now in one table you can see the worst or best team-positions in baseball.

There are some additional tools that allow you to highlight a particular team and mousing over a table cell informs you the players involved in producing that value.

I like this output so much I've also added it to our base league pages just below the pitching stats.

2014 AL League page

Team Comparison Tool - Baseball-Reference.com.

6 Comments | Posted in Advanced Stats, Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Features, Statgeekery

2014 Korean Baseball Organization Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com

Posted by sean on May 27, 2014

2014 Korean Baseball Organization Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com.

Updating daily. We are working with Brian Cartwright on this project. Thanks to Brian for putting together these stats.

2 Comments | Posted in Advanced Stats, Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com

Search for Walkoff Wins/Loss in Game Finders – Baseball-Reference.com

Posted by sean on May 23, 2014

I'm not sure why it took me 8 years to do this, but you can now search for walkoffs in the game finder play index tools.

Using the game finder you can find all of the walkoff wins and losses for your team. Using the controls at the top you can even see who's had the most walkoff wins or losses in a season. Please keep in mind that this is 100% complete back to 1974 and then will get progressively less complete back to 1940, though still pretty good. You can always check our coverage page to figure out what might be missing. When searching for walkoffs, we will also print out the type of play and the batter and pitcher involved, since we know that's what you want to see.

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6 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Play Index, Statgeekery, Uncategorized

Linkable Shot Charts

Posted by David Corby on May 23, 2014

Just a note that we added a feature that lets you link to shot chart summaries with a Tiny URL.

First, we hope you knew that we publish shot charts for every game since the 2001 season. In case you didn't, when you're viewing a boxscore you should see links to several features, including our Shot Charts.

You can toggle the display by player and quarter. If you want to share a boxscore, click on 'Make Tiny URL' and we'll pop-up a short link that you can share on Twitter or wherever.

 

 

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WNBA 2014 Stats

Posted by David Corby on May 23, 2014

Just a note that we've begun updating WNBA stats on a daily basis for the 2014 season.

We've also added a page for team schedules and results, which can you click to from each team's 2014 page.

We also have a couple new features in the works - game box scores, for example - that we should roll out soon...

 

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5 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, CBB at Sports Reference

Attendance Searches Added to Team Game and Streak Finders – Baseball-Reference.com

Posted by sean on May 21, 2014

You can now search for attendance related searches on the Team Game and Streak Finders. This allows you to find things like which teams have had the most 15,000 fans or less games in a season. Or which teams have the longest streaks of 40,000 fans or more. Enjoy.

Team Batting Game Finder -- - Baseball-Reference.com.

Team Pitching Streak Finder -- - Baseball-Reference.com.

4 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Play Index

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